[Macaulay Culkin] err… [Kevin McCallister] pulled off some epic 1990 hacks to scare off a couple of bumbling burglars in the classic film Home Alone. Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, it’s fun to see the tricks [Kevin] used to spoof a house party brought into this age of high-technology.
The trick in the original movie was all about silhouettes in the windows that made the house look full of people. [Michael Jordan’s] cardboard cutout taped to a model train is fairly believable. But really, who has a half-dozen mannequins just sitting in their attic? Creepy.
The marketing company RedPepper are behind the facelift of this pop culture icon. They outfitted their offices with some window dressings that are perfect for the silhouettes. In a delightful cyberpunk twist they went with projects and digital silhouettes. Embracing our current tech-heavy lives is the mobile aspect of it all. Of course there’s an app for that. It means [Kevin] doesn’t have to pull the strings. He can hide outside the building and decide which animations are played by the projectors within. Check it out after the break.
The system is built on Meteor JS. Is anyone else using that for their own hacks? Let us know in the comments below.
This is the second time we remember seeing some of RedPepper’s handiwork. Just a few weeks ago we learned that they’re triangulating pet locations in the office.
7 thoughts on “Cyberpunking Home Alone”
did anyone else get weirdly distracted by the fact that all girls with glasses in that video have the same frame O_o
Oh…..I can make people dance in the winder….(while standing out in the freezing cold).
HA! It was mid-70’s on the day after Christmas here in Nashville.
This might do a better job keeping hapless burglars away…
In a delightful cyberpunk twist they went with projects and digital silhouettes.
Pretend this is your job, have some pride in your work, proofread before submitting.
HAD, hire an editor already.
6 years later and it’s still there.
The Bloodhound Gang did it first: https://youtu.be/21J0Kw1FM58?t=4m44s
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